Coating additives are added to paints and coating to augment its quality and performance. Additives improve dispersion of solids, wetting, foam reduction, anti-catering, gloss control, anti-chipping and UV protection of the coatings. The coatings additives can be of various types such as acrylic, urethanes, fluoropolymers and metallic among others. Acrylic additives are the leading product type followed by urethanes and metallic additives. Coating additives help surfaces deal with external problems such as high temperature, abrasion, moisture, biocides and chemicals resistance. Based on the formulations, the market for coating additives is divided into waterborne, solvent borne and powder coatings systems.